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travel day so far. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau right now with more. >> reporter: dave, the president is traveling across the country, 5300 miles in one day. here he is leaving joint base andrews a couple of hours ago on his way to iowa. president obama campaigns in four states today and will spend the night in florida on air force one. he's launching a campaign about trust and mitt romney. >> trust matters. you want to know that the person who is applying to be your president and commander-in- chief is trustworthy. >> reporter: also, a booklet summarizing his accomplishments and goals. mitt romney is tarting swing states and undecided voters with new jabs at obama. >> he calls his campaign slogan forward. i think forewarned is a better temperature. >> reporter: now, mitt romney is dismissing the president's new pamphlets as no substitute for a new agenda. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. public safety concerns could force a walnut creek nightclub to cut back on the amount of alcohol it serves. the city staff accuses of them violating the conditional u
on affirmative action and voting rights. alison burns has more. >> reporter: the health decision, of course, was the big fi nayly. now the -- finale. now they are preparing to take on more explosive issues. the justices attended the red mass that includes a prayer. they are expected to tackle affirmative action, voting rights and abortion. there is a lot of speculation after chief justice john roberts upheld the health care form. >> a lot of conservatives are concerned that roberts has built up good capital and will and will push -- and will push things. >> reporter: reporting live from washington, d.c., allison darns ktvu channel 2 news -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california will become the first station in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbian teenagers stake. the vote takes effect january 1st. those who oppose the bill intended to -- intend to bill plan to enforce this. >>> a bill applies those convicted of murder when they were juveniles, if an inmate has showed at least 15 years and shows remorse and is taking steps towards being rehabilitated. a jud
. >>> more proof the denver debate may have turned the presidential race around for mitt romney. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with a few more polls and the candidate's reaction. >> reporter: a new poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies for public broadcasting. >> mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is sesame street. >> reporter: and both candidates converge on the battleground state of ohio today. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns. >> for the first time in history the united states has a -- does not h
% head into that debate. ktvu alison burns reporting from our washington, d.c. newsroom. this debate could have a big impact on the elections. alison. >> although, dave, there is big sports competition on tv tonight so viewer ship could be down for this debate, but it is likely to be another testy one. round three in the focus tonight for president obama and mitt romney is foreign policy. on the table what to do about the war in afghanistan. unrest in the middle east. iran pursuing a nuclear weapon and the presidents handling of the recent crisis in libya. for president obama one of the biggest challenges would be defining his middle east policy for the next four years. >> he's had successes. he's had some things that are still pretty hurricaney. >> reporter: romney's challenge could be bigger because his campaign has been largely about the economy. he has not given many specifics on foreign policy. >> the republican party hasn't really figured out what a republican foreign policy looks like after the bush administration. >> we'll take a look at why some of mitt romney's advisors say
into the debate. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the obama campaign is going on the attack just hours before the debate. alison. >> reporter: pam, the obama campaign has a new ad out this morning questioning mitt romney's ability to be commander and chief. now both presidential candidates are keeping a relatively low profile ahead of the debate. the white house released this picture of president obama going over briefing tores. he heads to florida in a few hours while mitt romney is already there. here he is on the beach doing the coin toss for a press verses staff football game. the focus for tonight's debate is foreign policy and the obama team is seizing on what they call foreign policy blunders from romney. >> people want if know they have a strong steady hand in the oval office and they don't want who is reckless and has been consistently wrong on foreign policies. >> reporter: romney's aids and political analysts agree talking about foreign policy is not going to win an election that has been so focused on the economy. >> mitt romney every second you are
of the u.s. economy. ktvu alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now with the september jobs report that came out 45 minutes ago. good morning, alison. >> reporter: big, big surprise this morning and this could be the boost the obama campaign is look for this week. let's take a closer look at the numbers. the labor department september jobs report shows the economy added 114,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate dropped significantly to 7.8% from 8.1% in august. 245 is a sur -- that is a surprise because economists were expecting it to tick up. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today. this will give him something to crow about today. it's the first time unemployment has been below 8% since he took office. the romney campaign will likely say it's not enough. some republicans are tweeting this morning the administration must be fudging the number. we are reaching out to both campaigns for reaction this morning. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:15. the u.s. secret service has new policies in place now after the
gained momentum after last nights performance by joe biden. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with a look at why some other says the vice president went too far. alison. >> reporter: president obama said his vice president did a great job. but some republicans are accusing joe biden of being down right disrespectful. according to republicans, biden interrupted paul ryan 82 times at least during the 90 minute debate. here's one example when ryan tried to make the case the president's health care plan caused seniors to lose medicare benefits. >> more people signed up for medicare advantage after the change. nobody -- >> mr. vice president i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for loss ground. but i think we would be better than interrupting me. >> reporter: democrats say he offered a very powerful defense of president obama's policies and critique of romney's plans. another contentious exchange involved the obama's administration response last month in libya. i'll have more on that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu
purposes. >>> the race for the white house is tightening. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us how mitt romney a campaign is still gaining steam. >> reporter: dave, president obama's lead is shrinking. polls show president obama is up by 1 point and that's well within the margin of error. and mitt romney is up 2 in a poll of battleground states. president obama visited virginia yesterday. he's hunkered down at a -- at a resort in williamsburg preparing for the debate. mitt romney who campaigned over the weekend in ohio is preparing for the debate closer to his home in boston. he's been taking on one of the new president's lines of attacks. >> the income of the medium family in america has gone down by $4,300 per family. in times like this, what is he talking about? saving big bird. >> reporter: the challenge for president obama will be hitting the right tone after he was criticized for being too flat in the last presidential debate. democrats say there's pressure on mitt romney to clarify his position. >> i think the real question is which mitt romney sho
on some of the big gains he made after the first presidential debate. as alison burns reports, they will both bat toll increase their popularity among women voters. >> reporter: posts show that mitt romney saw a search in support among women voters after their the -- ash the last debate. so at the last town hall debate, president obama is expected to make a big fly try to win back their support. his campaign says he will emphasize how romney's policies could affect women. move on, the group, relationed -- released this ad to try to boost support for president obama. >> i want to talk to you about women. >> and about mitt romney. >> mitt romney is for ending funding to planned parenthood, including cancer screenings. >> reporter: while mitt romney took time off the campaign trail to prepare for the debate, his wife led a women for mitt rally. >> i loved the last debay. any -- debate. any of you had a chance to win that? >> reporter: one of the president's aides went on cnn and said he's feeling energized for the debate. mitt romney won the coin toys. he gets to answer the first
september jobs report is due out in just about 15 minutes. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with some why are calling this the most important report of the year. >> reporter: we are just five weeks now from a presidential election that has been dominated by talk about the economy. the latest job numbers could be crucially important for the election because they are a bell weather for how our nation's economy is doing. economists believe more jobs were created last month and the month before but the unemployment rate could pick up to about 8.2%. on the campaign trail yesterday the president and mitt romney hammered each over who is best with dealing with the economy. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. it's not a plan for our economy. >> they plan on raising taxes on american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs not kill jobs in this country. >> reporter: we are going to get quick reaction from both candidates this morning as the
on u.s. consulate in libya. as alison burns reports to us this morning from washington, d.c. the information comes hours after a high profile congressional hearing about that tragedy. >>> house investigations committee has called state department officials here today to testify members of congress are demanding to know why there wasn't more security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what officials knew about a potential threat and whether the obama administration intentionally tried to mislead the public in believing it was a random attack during a protest. state department officials will reportedly testify today they never believe the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was simply a result of the protest. a republican on the committee went on cnn this morning and blasted the administration for seeming to change its descriptions of what happened. >> now we come out to find those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: as for ambassador stevens security state department offic
in the presidential race. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the results and what happened when the candidates were back on the same stage last night. >> reporter: a gallop poll taken after the presidential debate on tuesday night shows mitt romney up by 7 points. a last mow sen poll shows him up by 2 points. other state polls show president obama making some important gains. president obama and mitt romney were back on the stage for a charity dinner in new york city last night. they poked fun at each other and themselves. romney joked about his attacks on big bird and the national debt. >> in the spirit of sesame street the presidents remarks are brought you to you by the letter o and 16 trillion. >> i don't have a joke here. i just thought it would be useful to remind everybody. unemployment rate is as low as it has been since i took officer. >> reporter: one commentator noted this morning that mitt romney made eight jokes about president obama while the president made just three jokes about romney. we'll take a closer look at where the candidates are focused today during my n
nationwide. but as alison burns report there is are other polls out showing the president making important gains. >> reporter: this morning analysts are talking about the possibility of romney winning the popular vote but president obama taking the race. two men shared the same stage in new york last night as a new gallup poll was released showing romney up by 7 points nationally. the other showed the president making gains in iowa and wisconsin. both candidates got some laughs at vice president joe biden's expense. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening. because he will laugh at anything. >> for people to say barack you're not as young as you used to be. where is that golden smile? where is that pep in your step? and i say, i'm trying to run a cabinet meeting. >> president obama campaigns today in virginia while mitt romney will be in florida watch where the candidates spend their times in the last couple of weeks is a critical indicator for where they think they still have a chance of winning. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu
forewarned is better fit. >> reporter: reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police say the teenage brothers charged with killing a 12-year-old girl in new jersey left a trail of evidence. officers say the boy's own mother contacted police after seeing a posting on one of the teens made on fob. a bike was also found at the teenagers home. police believe the brothers may have lured the girl into the home by promising her parts for her bike. >>> a man that disi peered with his god daughter is due in court this afternoon. he was arrested in fresno county on monday. police say they found him in a home with his 15-year-old god daughter and that they were trying to rent a room. he faces charges of taking or concealing a child. the 15-year-old girl has been reunited with her family. >>> new questions are being raised about the alleged misuse of public funds at the port of oakland. james quan spent $4,000 in port money at a houston strip club. now the san francisco chronicle reports port executive director omar benjamin wrote his name on the expense report. port
candidates are campaigning with new urgency. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how both candidates are picking up the pace. alison. >> reporter: pam. it's a strategy aimed at hitting as many swing states and voters as much as possible in the final days. here's a look at president obama at joint base andrews. he is heading to iowa. one of six states he will be visiting in woman days. this is his busiest campaign yet. the president is being more aggressive in his attacks against romney. he's also trying to be more specific about his own vision and he's unvailed a new booklet touting his accomplishments and second term plans. >> by the way the mass in my plan adds up. >> reporter: the romney campaign says the president's glossy pamphlet is no substitute. >> i understand small business. i didn't read about small business. i didn't study small business, i lived small business and i'm going to help small business grow. >> reporter: now both campaigns are using more of their ads and phone calls these days to try to target suburban women a group they are both trying to eag
in the third and final presidential debate. alison burns in our washington, d.c. noom closely examenning the -- newsroom closely examining the statements of the candidates. alison? >> reporter: there were plenty of things the two men agreed on like the time line for afghanistan an ruling out military intervention in syria but as they met last night in florida, each accused each other of mischaracterizing his position on a host of issues. one heated exchange involved romney accusing the president of going on an apology tour and nin youishing american strength. >> the president began with an apology of going to various nations and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. >> this has been the biggest whopper probably told during this campaign. >> reporter: it does not appear the president used his middle east trips to say sorry for anything. republicans downser say it was his -- counter and say it was his tone. the president has a new ad and is rallying voters this hour and more on that during my next update. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. you can
for the debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us with the stakes are high for mitt romney. >> reporter: a poll shows an 18- point lead among voters for mitt romney. the president will spend another day and practicing for another day. this is mitt romney's eighth day of prep in the last month. but he told supporters last week, he won't be using the event to try to score political points. >> there's gonna be all of the scoring of winning and losing. in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president myself -- president or myself, it's something bigger than that. >> reporter: both sides have spent the past week lowering expectations for their candidate. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. you can watch the debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 tomorrow evening. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu news. and we will be streaming the debate live on ktvu.com, ktvu mobile and on the ktvu ipad app. >>> 7:16. intense heat kept firefighters at bay at a fire in manitoba, canad
, and president obama is missing another day on the campaign trail. as alison burns report, this team is learning thousand balance the final election push with his role as commander-in- chief. >>> allison -- alison sh. >> reporter: we just received the president's official schedule from the white house. he will resume training tomorrow in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. in about two hours, he travels to new jersey. he will be visiting the -- looking at the storm damage in atlantic city where the boardwalk is wiped out, homes are destroyed and residents are without power. the president will be with chris christie and he's bringing assurances he's ordered federal agencies to help. >> i want you to cut through red tape and bureau kracy. there's no excuse for inaction -- bureaucracy. there's no excuse for inaction at this point. >> reporter: meanwhile, mitt romney who turned one of his ohio rallies into a donation event for storm -- for storm victims, has a bigger challenge trying to find a role for himself. >> i've had a chance to talk to others. we'll have live coverage during my next update. right
of words over american's foreign policy in the third and final presidential debate. alison burns in our washington, d.c. room scrutinizing the candidates' statements. alison. >> reporter: well, there certainly were plenty of areas where it seemed like the candidates were agreeing, like the time line for u.s. troop withdrawals from afghanistan and ruling out military action in syria, but as president obama and mitt romney met last night in boca raton, florida, each accused the other of mischaracterizing his position on a host of issues. one heated exchange involved romney accusing the president of diminishing america's strength in the world. >> and then the president began what i have called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. >> and we looked into it this morning. it does not appear the president ever used his middle east trips to say sorry for anything. republicans counter it was his tone in th
, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> here in the bay area both democrats and republicans held debate watch parties. in san rafael voters gathered at the democratic campaign headquarters and the republican headquarters only a couple of blocks apart. both camps believe their candidate came out on top. >> i think president obama is articulate, fair and clear and i think he has experience clearly he has experience in foreign policy matters and governor romney has no experience whatsoever and comes out loud and clear. >> obama seems to dance around a lot without being specific. romney has been much more specific. >> according to a cnn poll right after the debate, president obama came out the winner. 48% of those who were surveyed said the president won the debate compared with 40% for mitt romney. you can find much more debate coverage on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com, including a fact checking analysis of some of their statements. just go to ktvu.com, click on the election 2012 tab, it's right there on the front page. >>> we have breaking news now to tell you about. word this mo
predicted or prevented. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the obama administration is defending its handling of the crisis ahead of a big hearing this morning. >> reporter: here on capitol hill republicans are alleging a cover up. they say the obama administration intentionally misled the public into believing the attacks that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was the result of a protest over an antiislam video. now state department officials are expected to testify today. that was never their conclusion. and those official descriptions were not accurate. >> now we come out to find that those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: the committee will also be hearing today from a whistle blower who says the state department rejected repeated requests for more security in benghazi. a closer look at why those requests might have been denied during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new survey finds millions of californians are
attack. alison burns joins us now from our washington, d.c. newsroom taking a closer look at how the crisis in libya was a major issue last night. >> reporter: pam, it was the first question in the 90 minute debate. was the attack in libya and the obama administration's response a massive intelligence failure? vice president joe biden was also asked why the administration first said the attack was the result of a protest not a preplanned assault. >> the intelligence community told us that as they learn more facts about exactly what happened. they changed their assessment. >> they wanted more security there. >> we weren't told we wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: but u.s. officials in libya have said they repeatedly asked the state department for more security. now when paul ryan pressed biden about it, he pointed out ryan voted to cut funding for embassy security. ryan also accused the vice president of trying to minimize the crisis. >> they first blamed the youtube video. now they are trying to blame the romney-ryan ticket. >> re
place tonight in danville, kentucky. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what both candidates are saying about tonight's debate. alison? >> polls show most voters think congressman paul ryan will win tonight's debate. it's at center college in kentucky. ryan admits he's nervous but says he's gonna emphasize the clear differences between the obama and romney campaigns. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> biden is much more experienced on the debate stage. he participated in 20 debates in the 2008 debate campaign. he said he's studying on ryan's record an he will make that his focus tonight. >> governor romney has -- i don't want to say anything in the debate that is into the completely accurate. president obama attended martha raddic attended her wedding 20 years ago, some say it's a conflict of interest. the debate team says it's a nonissue. >> you can watch the debate tonight at 6:00. ktvu news will follow immediately afterward. we're providing live streaming cover
pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be holding events as well. in san francisco a group called technology for obama will hold a debate
the attack in lib bau. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the obama administration is defending its handling of the crisis ahead of a big hearing. >> reporter: tori, republicans are alleging a coverup and have called members of a house investigative committee back here to look in to it. they say they believe the obama administration intentionally misled the public into believing the attack that killed the tower americans was the result of a pretest over an anti--islam video. now state department officials are expected to testify today that was never their conclusion. those initial descriptions were not accurate. >> now they are saying they are absolutely not true, they are somewhere to being false to absolutely not true? >> reporter: a state department security official says repeated requests were ignored. some of these house republicans are also being criticized this morning because they voted to cut funding for embassy security. errorring live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a woman dying of cancer says getting through security at sea
at the vice presidential debate. but alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with a look at why some others say the vice president may have gone too far. allison? >> reporter: claudine, president obama says joe biden was terrific. but some are saying some republicans are accusing the vice president of being downright disrespectful. according to republicans, biden interrupted ryan 82 times. here's one example when ryan tried to make the case that the president's healthcare plan caused senior to lose benefits. >> more -- more people signed up for medicare advantage after the change. >> what are they saying are -- lab they are saying -- >> no nobody -- >> mr. vice president, i know you are under a lot of duress to to -- [laughter] >> i think people would be better served if we didn't interrupt each other. >> well, don't take the full four minutes then. >> reporter: next presidential debate is tuesday in new york. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison you burns, ktvu channel 2 news -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ryan is staying on target. he's staying with the facts. a
. a new "wall street journal" shows they are tied at 47%. alison burns joins you live to explain why with so much at stake viewership may be down tonight. aimlyson? >> reporter: -- alison? >> reporter: tori, there is a lot of sports competition tonight. it is likely to be another testy one. round 3 and the focus tonight for president obama and mitt romney is foreign policy. on the table, what to do about the war in afghanistan. unrest in the middle east. iran pursuing a nuclear weapon and the presidential handling of the recent crisis in libya. for president obama, one of the biggest challenges will be defining his middle east policy for the next four years. >> he's had some successes. he's had some things that are still pretty murky. >> but romney's challenge could be bigger because his campaign has been largely about the economy. and he's not given many specifics on the foreign policy. >> the republican has not figured out what this looks like after the bush administration. >> reporter: and it looks like obama gets the first strike. his campaign released an ad questioning romney's
romney campaigns in virginia. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> at ktvu.com, we've -- we've posted more on this. >>> some victims and victims families are suing sinemark -- cinemark as a result of. shooting attacks done by -- result of the shooting attacks done by james holmes. >>> analysts say the raid at the new england compound center is the first tine the government may beet getting ready prepare a case against the company. contaminants have been connected to 16 deaths, at least 214 people have been sickened. >>> 8:16. in berkeley, critics of a controversial sit-lie measure. they say the public represents leaders. if this is passed next month is -- say this is good for business but others say it would criticize the homeless. >>> firefighters say last november's big fire at haste and telegraph started in the basement near elevator equipment. 68 people were displaced. two ground-level businesses were destroyed. now, according to the daly cow dozens of tenants are suing the building's owners and an elevator repair company. the building's own
but they won't be burning anything. >> no burning. >> i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us on this friday. >>> let's go to tucker barnes. he has more on what we can expect today and tonight. >> sunshine today, though a little cool. temperatures in the mid-60s. winds will pick up, a blustery afternoon, setting the stage for a cold overnight. live look at satellite. cloud cover to the north and west. few clouds streaming through the d.c. area at this hour. again, should be mostly sunny today and after a cool start, pleasant afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s. now at reagan national temperature has jumped to 54 degrees. dulles, 49. dulles overnight was back in the 30s. bwi marshall, 52. forecast for today, afternoon highs in the mid-60s. breezes will pick up as the cold front comes through. cold overnight. freeze watches just to the north and west of washington. i'll have details on how cold it will get coming up in a couple of minutes. tony, allison, back to you. >>> it has come down to this, ain't it great? the nats and cards in a one game winne
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